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3 definitions by Arlan Holt

 
1.
recently come into very good circumstances
He's in high cotton now with the new job.
by Arlan Holt March 29, 2004
 
2.
slang for person financing some deal or enterprise
Costner is the bank roll on the new film.
by Arlan Holt March 29, 2004
 
3.
an uneven exchange or transaction, two bits = 25 cents, four bits = 50 cents, six bits = 75 cents, 8 bits = one dollar. These expressions were used early in the 20th Century to talk about low valued things. Such as "He's got a two bit job."
He came out four bits for a buck on the deal.
by Arlan Holt March 29, 2004